Science Writing Program

The Master of Arts in Science Writing is a flexible, part-time program of online classes and face-to-face residencies, infused with the prestige, quality and value of Johns Hopkins University.

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From a flower’s delicate petal to a galaxy’s distant glow, science writing explores and explains how our world works. The best science writing inspires a deeper understanding, a sense of wonder or a need to act. *The online / low-residency Science Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University strives to guide the next generation of writers and editors who will help us learn how increasingly complex science, medicine and technology affect our lives. Students choose from a nine-course Master of Arts or a five-course Graduate Certificate. Others may seek only a course or two of interest. Brief, exciting Residency courses provide face-to-face study to complement the group interaction of our engaging online classrooms. Because most of our MA students have jobs or other obligations, the program’s flexible part-time format allows degree completion in 18 months to five years.

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For more information

For general academic information, email For one-on-one help, email Faculty Advisor Melissa Hendricks. The Science Writing Program is based at the Johns Hopkins Washington, DC, Center and at the main Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus in Baltimore, Maryland. Students may attend from anywhere in the nation and, if they have a strong command of writing and reading English, from around the world.

To Apply

Visit our admissions wizard to apply to the program conveniently online. To learn more details about the application process and required writing samples, click here.

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